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Everyday Activities Supported by Pelvic Floor Muscles

In Female Pelvic Pain, Male Pelvic Pain, Pelvic Health, Pelvic Pain by Emily Tran1 Comment

The Unsung Heroes: Everyday Activities Supported by Pelvic Floor Muscles By PHRC Admin   While often overlooked, the pelvic floor muscles are unsung heroes that play a vital role in supporting everyday activities. These muscles, located at the base of the pelvis, provide structural support to our internal organs and facilitate essential functions. In this blog post, we will explore …

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Gotta Go: Anatomy and Physiology of the Poop Chute

In Low-Tone Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Pain, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, pelvic floor physical therapy, Pelvic Health, Pelvic Pain by Kim Buonomo2 Comments

By: Kim Buonomo, PT, DPT, PHRC Lexington Everyone’s had that moment…You don’t have to go to the bathroom AT ALL and then suddenly you’re running to the toilet like there’s no tomorrow. How do things change so quickly? I’m going to teach you about the Rectoanal Inhibitory Reflex (RAIR) and what that means for fecal urgency and incontinence. In order …

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Kegel What?

In Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Post-Surgical Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation, Stress Urinary Incontinence by pelv_admin3 Comments

  By Admin   The Kegel, the black box of the exercise world.   Are you really doing it right?     In today’s post we are going to review some simple exercises to help get to know the pelvic floor muscles. Now, I strongly recommend going through my past post “Exercises for Short/Tight Pelvic Floor” first. Generally speaking, patients …

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The Case of Pelvic Organ Prolapse

In Female Pelvic Pain, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Pregnancy and Postpartum Pelvic Health by Stephanie Prendergast4 Comments

  Patient History Elena is a 35-year-old female who was referred to pelvic floor physical therapy by her ob/gyn with a diagnosis of prolapse. (Want more information on a prolapse diagnosis? Check out a detailed blog post on the topic here.) Elena’s chief complaints stem from giving birth to her first child via vaginal delivery six months prior to her …